#30DaysWild – On the verge

I spent some of my lunch break today just down the road from work. In fact, that should more accurately read, 'on the road'. I had noticed in recent days, when driving to-and-fro, that the grass verges either side of the T-junction where the village exits onto the A272, are awash with wild flowers. On …

30DaysWild – It’s a Jungle Out There on the Allotment Plot!

A day off work means a morning tackling the weekly food shop, followed by an afternoon on the allotment. Well, usually anyway. The past two weeks however, the allocated allotment appointment has been superseded by more pressing matters. In that time,  nature has taken advantage of our absence and run riot over the plot.  Hot …

Something Wild is A-BUZZ in the Garden!

Have you heard the buzzing in your flower beds, borders or balcony? As spring takes flight bees are waking up, emerging from their winter refuges, and becoming active in our gardens, green spaces, and wider countryside. But did you know? Not all bees make honey! As well as our domestic hive-living honey bee, there are …

My Spring Things

Today has been my favourite kind of day. One of those rare and fleeting first spring days, when the world is thrilling with life all around, wherever you look or listen or sniff. The blackbird's song has bookended the day, and in between I spent several busy hours at the allotment. (For more details of …

Solstice grey

There'll be no white christmas on the patch this year. After cutting its teeth on a few hard frosty mornings in early in December, winter has already grown up and settled into its monochrome monotony typical of southern England. In fact, there have been moments this week, when stepping out into the drizzle or hearing …